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Washington 7, Us 6, Tucker 4, Citibank 4, Nats 4, Julie Wright 3, Braves 3, Obama 3, Winchester 3, Tony Romo 2, Phillies 2, Jimmy Hoffa 2, The City 2, Paul Wagner 2, Julie 2, Sarah Simmons 2, State University 2, Hong Kong 2, Tasered 2, Michigan 2,
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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 2, 2012
    4:25 - 4:59am EDT  

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[ inaudible ] >> it's okay, gary. it's okay. >> that's what we dishing about ♪ >> that's what we dishing about ♪ . they're popping bottles. champagne for the washington nationals. for the first time in their eight-year history, they are national league champions. >> the only question is who will they face in the first round. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. first, let's talk to tucker barnes who is a very excited nats fan.
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>> he has the shirt on. >> i know. it has been like 60 years since the nationals had a baseball team that was a winner. >> he is not taking it off all morning long. >> you're right. that's because it's extra tight and i can't take it off. we have clouds out there and some rainy skies for our early celebrations this morning. a little rain moved through the district but not a whole lot. you can see igenerally moving from the southwest to the northeast. so out towards winchester and front royal, we are getting steady showers and these showers will be creeping east during the course of the day as we continue to watch the storminess develop to our south. temperature in the mid-70s later this affect. we have some rain, perhaps th possibility some of thunderstorms in the forecast later today as well. we'll have more detail in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. a devastating boating
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accident in hong kong tops our stories this morning. hong kong government officials say more than 30 people are dead and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers colieded with the ferry. the boat was taking the workers and their families for a fireworks display for china's national day. a decades-old mystery on the way to being solved today. scientists at michigan state university are analyzing soil samples that will help determine whether the remains of jimmy hoffa could be buried in a residential area of the city. the findings should be released today and they should be able to tell police whether human remains are present. the teamsters boss disappeared almost 40 years ago and his fate remains a mystery. occupy protesters are expected to continue today with a veterans march planned at noon at freedom plaza.
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this week marks the one-year anniversary since the group began protests here in d.c. they want to bring new attention to the same issues that made them begin the movement in the first place last year. president barack obama is still at a desert resort huddling with advisors as he gets ready for tomorrow's first debate with republican mitt romney. romney made a campaign appear snow is in denver and told the crowd he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants because of an executive order signed by the president. call day lose-win. the phillies beat the nationals 2-0 last night but the second place braves also lost which clinches the nationals' first nl east divisional title. the team brought the celebration on to the field to share it with the fans. the celebration spilled over onto south capital street and beyond last night.
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>> i can't even express right now what i'm feeling. this was amazing. we're going to the post-season with the nl east division champs. >> how are you feel something. >> i'm just extra happy that we -- we lost but we won. it's just -- i don't know. i feel great. >> really pumped that we actually clinched for the division. >> what did you think of that game? >> good. >> what won? >> washington. >> last year at this time, we weren't even considering making the playoffs and for us to win it this year is just amazing. >> how did you get this shirt so quickly. >> the minute that the nats clinched, they got all the old
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shirts and hots out. i put them out and everything was ready to go. >> 2012 washington nationals! >> all right. exciting. >> good to see the young historians with the history of back in the day. >> we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. good morning. it is tuesday, october 2nd a very happy tuesday because the nationals clinched the division title. it is exciting and quiet down there right now but you saw the fans we interviewed last night. this is a big day for the nationals. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. look where we're at. >> tucker is not the only one who has a shirt. >> we don't want to put them on
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because we don't want to mess up our hair. >> i don't have issues like that. >> isn't that comfortable? >> yeah. i'm he trying to read it. >> it says we are the soon to be champions of the world. >> let's hope so. >> how many people would have thought they would have seen this on a t-shirt. >> not this year. i thought it was a couple of years away. let's do the weather forecast real quick. obligated to do that. >> out of the park, tucker? >> are we going to do that all morning long. >> i'm going to hit for the cycle, i promise. we're relatively mild. we'll see temperatures in the mid-70s later today. we've got clouds and rain in the forecast. you will see the showers already across the region. in fact, they're spreading from the -- there we go spreading in
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from the west. already had some light showers move through the district but most of the rain still out through winchester and front royal. that is drifting to the north and east. we'll see more rain showers for your morning commute. we'll have the showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm around during the course of the day. not going to be raining every minute but it will be cloudy and feel like rain. area of low pressure out to the west. here is your forecast. highs in the mid-70s with showers around. >> we'll take it. nothing can rain on our parade. >> not after waiting this long. >> let's say hello to julie wright. i'm sure you're in a great mood. you are always in a great mood. but now it is on another level, right? >> oh, wisdom. all i can say is how about them caps. >> how about those cowboys? >> tucker did you really stay up that late to watch.
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some of us have to get our sleep and come to work in the morning. >> some of us take great pleasure in watching the cowboys lose. >> go nats. i don't know who's on first. i don't know how you get to second but go nats. 3:55 here, lanes are open. overnight construction and some rain showers. by the time i hit the beltway, clear as a whistle. allow a little extra time on the roads. watch your speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> thank you. the big story right now, wait finally over. that's right. get the champagne out. the title comes for the team that has seen its fair share of losing. >> the playoffs kick off later on this week and melanie alnwick is live at nationals
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park, home of the division champions with more on the celebration. i'm sure it will be an exciting time when people wake up this morning. they will be in a great mood. >> i think they are. i'm surprised we don't see any more confetti out here. a big celebration of fans packed into nationals park last year. they were expecting a win against the phillies to lock in their place in the division playoffs that. win didn't happen. in it was a loss by the atlanta braves that put them there. the braves lost to the pittsburgh pirates. it was in the books during the last inning ever the nationals game. nats unable to score against the phillies monday night but the celebration after that last out erupted anyway. players high fived and hugged in the dugout and when the game ended, fireworks lit up the sky. it has been a long time coming for fans of washington baseball, the first post-season
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in 79 years. >> this whole year was a huge group effort. everyone came together to help us get to where we are right now, i haven't thought about me or myself and how long i've been here. >> i'm happy for the guys that have been here for so long. this is fun. this is great. this is just one step and the celebrations get more and more fun as we go on. >> all game, they were loud and they were sold out. i guess that's what i look forward to in the post-season. >> it is especially season considering that the nationals in 2008 and 2009, their record was so bad, they were in the bottom of the league. that helped them to add some of the great player that are now being credited with a lot of washington successes today. we do know i just checked on some of the schedules, the first home game for the playoffs is sold out but the
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nationals are selling standing room only on each day of the home games of the playoffs. they are only two per person for $30 apiece. >> if the nats had the second best record, they would face the giants. if they enupped with the best record in baseball, they will face the winner of the one-game wild card on sunday. that is between the atlanta braves and either the st. louis cardinals or the dodgers. they begin the best of a five- game series on the road. on th in hong kong, more than 30 people are dead and dozens more injured following a devastating boating accident there. chinese government officials say a boat carrying 120 utility
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workers to celebrate china's national day colieded with a ferry last night. officials say the boat sank shortly after. rescuers are still working to recover more bodies. police in frederick, maryland say they are dealing with a violent crime speak that does includes the city's first murder of the year. lamont ellis was found dead in an alley. he had been shot multiple times. while fox 5 was working this story, conducting interviews at police headquarters, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene t turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person is stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. today marks 10 years since the d.c. sniper attack. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually
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captured and cop stricted of the killings. malvo is now 27 and serving a life sentence. occupy d.c. protesters are expected to continue their marches today with a veterans march at noon. yesterday, they marched from freedom plaza to the commerce building saying they want to remain peaceful to convey their message against corporate greed and politics. this week marks the beginning of the encampment at macpherson square and that anniversary. a suspect tasered, punched and kicked and it was captured on dash cam. the question is did police go too far. we are checking more headlines coming up next. 
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police are hoping for new clues today in a decades-old mystery. scientists at michigan state university are expected to release the results of tests on soil samples from the ground beneath the driveway in a residential neighborhood. they are rying to determine whether the remains of jimmy hoffa could be buried there. the teamsters boss vanished almost 40 years ago. a tip about the prior owner of the property would worked for a detroit mafia cap -- captain led to the search. the pope's former butler is taking the stand. he is accused of passing the
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pope's correspondence to a journalist. he also allegedly stole a gold nugget given to the pope. police in ohio say they're officers acted correctly when they tasered, punch and kicked a suspect when arresting him. officers caught up with him and, as you can see right here, punched and kicked the man while trying to handcuff him. police say the actions were necessary to warm the man down and arrest him. president barack obama and mitt romney gearing up for tomorrow's big debate. >> a skateboarder had quite an update with a deer. >> that doesn't look look a happy ending. >> no. >> let's get to the weather. we have rain showers approaching. i'll have the details on the forecast and julie has a look at the traffic. we'll do it right after the break. break. ♪
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. that is the camera shaking, not the washington monument. we just want to be clear. last week i said that the monument was shaking when it was actually the camera. >> oh, you did? >> it was a mistake on my part.
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i'm not perfect. >> sorry i missed it. >> a skateboarder is recovering from a hit and run crash with a deer. dare ran up to the road during a practice run at a downhill race in colorado. the deer never even slowed down. it kept running into the woods. the skater made it out with just a few cuts and bruises. he says this kind of thing comes with the territory when you are skating in the mountains. >> i love like it happens. >> he had a few cuts and breezes. i would be in the hospital for six months. that cannot be recreational skateboarding. they're going like 40 miles per hour. >> clearly dangerous on a number of different levels. >> they like to take their
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chances. >> don't strike out. >> let's get to the forecast. >> many baseball references today. >> here is your radar. so far, so good. >> you have the shirt on. what do you expect? >> i told you, it is sort of pasted on me now. not sure i'm going to be able to get it off. washington not seeing a whole lot at the moment but we will see more showers fill in and we have pretty good rain, culpeper up to the west. if you are waking up to the west, you will see the most rain. area of low pressure. let's switch maps and show you what is happening. as we get into the afternoon, area of low pressure right out here into central kentucky lifting up toward the great lakes and dragging with it a warm front. it will be a rather warm, humid day. our high temperature will top out in the mid-70s. it will feel like late summer again with the humidity out
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there today and we are sort of in the warm air mass for a couple of days. the next several days, the temperatures will trend several degrees above normal. that area of low pressure will get to our north. we'll see more showers as we get into tonight. tomorrow, we should see sunshine and warm temperatures too with highs expected in the low 80s tomorrow. 65 in town. 66 in leonardtown. 6 # in annapolis. a little cooler to the north and west. you are getting the heavier rains out towards winchester. 76 today. cloudy skies. there might be a few peek of sunshine. it won't rain all day today but there will be periods of showers or perhaps even a thunderstorm. better chance for that south of the city. winds out of the east about five. 69 the overnight low. showers around during the evening and it will start to wind down during the overnight. could be an early shower tomorrow but then we'll warm up with afternoon sunshine. thursday and friday look fabulous with highs about 80
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degrees. cooler weather for the weekend. sunday and monday, our daytime highs only in the 60s. that is a look at weather. sarah is applauding. let's do some traffic and see if julie wright has recovered after her football team stunk it up. >> all i can say is we both have the same record right now. >> 2-2. >> but you know which directions the redskins are headed and where the cowboys are going. >> we'll talk about that thanksgiving night. tucker is going what happens thanksgiving night? the skins go to dallas. >> i know, julie. >> he is really good until you take him off the tell plea prompter. >> no accidents to report. nice and clear headed out to the people. the beltway is cleared of construction between annandale and merrifield. no trouble spots to report right now at the wilson bridge. we do have trouble north of town westbound route 100 approaching 295.
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accident activity reported here involving an overturned truck. follow police direction to squeeze by. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> thank you. to politics now. president barack obama is still at a nevada desert resort huddling with advisors as he gets ready for tomorrow's first date with republican mitt romney. his biggest task is avoiding long, wordy responses. romney made a campaign appearance in denver and told the crowd he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants because of expect executive order signed by the president. a major crime fighting tool for d.c. police. a new crime lab more than a decade in the making. >> and we have an update on this robbery when we come back. stay with us. stay with us. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank.
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helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. prince george's county police made an arrest in a
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robbery caught on camera. take a look at this. flee guys confronteded a man moments after he walked out of a restaurant in riverdale. now, one guy punched the man in the face. he fell to the ground dropping his phone and wallet. he went to get help. the robbers picked up the items and the suspect was arrested monday. he was a juvenile. police are still looking for the other two suspects. after decades of leaning on the fbi for help in analyzing evidence collected at crime scenes, the d.c. government finally has a crime lab of its own. >> it is a $210 million project more than 10 years in the making. paul wagner has more. >> the potential that this building gives to the district of columbia to increase, improve and expand its ability to do forensic analysis, to solve crimes, is just enormous. >> reporter: with oversized scissor, the mayor and other
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dignitaries cut a piece of crime scene tape to officially open the new lab. >> forensic sciences will specialize particularly in dna testing, firearms and fingerprints and will have a fully functioning public health lab as well. >> reporter: gone are the days when evidence collected from rape victims sat on shelves untested and dna from cold cases went unanalyzed. >> it was a lot of work and i lot of advocacy. but can i tell you why i'm really here? i'm here for the moms of homicide victims who they labored so long and so hard to try to get this lab built and victims of sexual assault who were victimized twice when their rape kits weren't tested. >> reporter: kathy patterson help put the lab's initial pieces in place. first two floors of the building house the crime lab where firearms will be tested and fingerprints examined. the dna lab, which for the last
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two years occupied space in lorton, now has a permanent home. an entire floor will house the city's morgue where autopsies will be done. there is even a toxicology lab. >> to reduce this to what it is all about, it is more likely that suspects will get convicted if there is good forensic science and it is more like hi that innocent people will not be convicted in there is good forensic science and that is what this building is about. >> reporter: the crime lab is an independent lab with the director not answering to the chief of police. in the fox 5 newsroom, i'm paul wagner. >> a long time in the making. >> good news for the fight against crime. let's talk sports now. monday night football looked more like a game of hot potato at least for one player. >> up next, a bad night for
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tony romo as the cowboys fell to the bears. sports breakfast coming up next. sorry, julie wright. [ male announcer ] we the peopople, the middle clas, who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class,
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makinghood lines in sports, the bears on the road to face the cowboys on monday night football. tough game for tony romo. the cowboys quarterback got intercepted five times. two of them were returned for bears touchdowns. his counterpart, jay cutler kept the mistakes to a minimum throwing for 275 yards and two touchdowns. chicago went on to win. the os lost to the rays 5-3 last night. the team has clinched at least a wild card spot and have two games left in the season. it is official. the host of the next academy awards will be the creator of
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the hit fox television show, family guy. oscar producer as announced yesterday that seth mcfarland will be hosting the big event. nominations will be announced on january 10th and the big show is february 4th. i heard him say yesterday that someone even asked him aquestion about doing an awards show. ' like no one knows who i am. clearly, that's not the case. >> we'll know now. he will be right up there on the stage. >> he is big time. we still have plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all your topper toies. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, october 2nd. it is a great day for nats fans. of course, clinching the division title. look at them there celebrating. what a great night it was. even though it is kind of word